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An independent judiciary is fundamental to democracy and the rule of law.
In many countries you can be punished by the state, persecuted and even killed just for being LGBT or celebrating LGBT identities. Trans people do not have access to life changing healthcare and are discriminated against under law.
On the 20th anniversary of his death we have published a compilation of entries to the Graham Turnbull essay competition.
This week the House of Commons will begin its Easter recess and will return on Monday 18 April. The House of Lords will continue to sit with a number of motions on Brexit and evidence sessions on co-operation with the EU on criminal justice and security.
Proposals to opt out of international human rights agreements in future conflicts are misguided and risk stripping people - including British troops - of their rights, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.
The Supreme Court's decision in favour of the rights of an unmarried woman to her late partner's pension was today welcomed by the Law Society.
Lawyers across the world run the risk of harassment, imprisonment and even murder just for doing their jobs, the Law Society said today as it marked the Day of the Endangered Lawyer.
Nicole Bigby examines the redefinition of lawyers' roles and our advisory services in response to the emerging area of business and human rights.
We welcome the backing of protections that back limitations on the interception of legally privileged material.
Our new guide on business and human rights is a useful resource for legal practitioners
Our human rights programmes support the legal profession in upholding the rule of law and promoting and protecting human rights around the world.
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